Catch That Bug

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A neglect you wouldn't read about -

Australian article about literacy includes this snippet from Paul Jennings:

The Reading Bug - And How You Can Help Your Child To Catch It by Paul Jennings pre-order (published UK Spring '04)

"Whole language also has influential boosters, including Paul Jennings, a former teacher and bestselling Australian children's author. In his new book, The Reading Bug, he tells parents phonics should be the "last strategy to be employed, not the first".
Instead of sounding out, Jennings writes that children should guess at words they can't read. In one chapter he says the child who reads the sentence, "I use soap to wash my face" as "I use soap to clean my face", is reading better than the child who reads, "I use soap to watch my face."
"It is unpleasant to be corrected," he says..."

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